UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
October 8-9, 1867
Volume OA - Pages 15-17
Office of the Secretary of State
October 8, 1867
The Board of Regents met at the call of the President. Present:
H. G. Blasdel, C. N. Noteware and A. N. Fisher.
C. N. Noteware presented a draft of a Letter of Instruction to
the State Register entitled, "Regents' Circular No. 2", which
was adopted, and the Secretary was instructed to transmit a
copy of the same to said Register and to place a copy on file
(see file "E").
Said Circular contains the following statements of opinion:
First: That the Act providing for the Selection and Sale
of Lands Granted by the United States to the State of Nevada,
approved April 2, 1867, does not authorize the advertising
for sealed proposals of lands selected at the instance of
Second: That by the limitations of an Act of Congress,
approved July 4, 1866, this State is barred from the disposal
of lands (except the 16th and 36th sections and the 40 sec-
tions granted for State Building purposes) to other than
bonifide occupants and actual settlers.
It also directs the Register to regard the 16th and 36th
sections within 25 miles of a railroad survey, as double
A communication from the State Register, dated October 4, 1867,
reporting information concerning double minimum lands subject
to selection in behalf of the State was received, read and order-
ed placed on file (see file "F"), and on motion, in accordance
with the recommendation of said communication, the Register as
selecting agent was instructed to file the required lists in
the United States Land Office of the District of Nevada for
4492 acres of land, described as follows:
In J18 N. of Railroad 18 E. the N.E. 1/4 of Section 14 =
"G.J." 160 acres
In J19 N. of Railroad 18 E., Section 6 = 765.32 acres
"G. J. C.", N. 1/2 of Section 18 = 390.4 acres "G. J. A."
In J20 N. of Railroad 18 E.W. 1/2 of Section 6 = 414.66
acres, Section 8 = 640 acres, Section 18 = 741.18 acres,
Section 20 = 640 acres, Section 30 = 740.94 acres,
"G.J." 3176.78 acres
Said lands being situated within twenty five miles of the
C. P. R. R. survey and believed are occupied.
On motion it was ordered that the above named lands be selected
in part satisfaction of the Public Building Grant for 4492 acres.
A communication from said Register, dated October 5, 1867, con-
cerning selections at the instance of applicants A. W. Pray and
E. D. Sweeney was received, read and taken under advisement.
A communication from said Register, dated October 7, 1867, con-
cerning selections at the instance of applicants H. F. Dangberg
and A. Klauber was received, read, ordered on file (see file
"G"), and the lands therein named directed to be selected in
part satisfaction of the State Building Grant, said lands being
described as follows:
Situated in J18 N. of Railroad 20, E.W. 1/2 Section 41, Mt.
D. B. & M. about five miles S.E. from Genoa, Douglas County.
Selected at instance of H. F. Dangberg.
In J13 N. of Railroad 20, E.W. 1/2 of Section 30, as above.
Selected at instance of A. Klauber.
On motion, Messrs. Britton and Gray, Attorneys at Law, resident
at Washington, D. C., were appointed Attorneys of this Board
to represent the interests of the State at the General Land
Office and at the Department of the Interior; it being agreed
that the Governor will recommend the next Legislature to make
reasonable compensation for such services as they may render.
H. G. Blasdel
A. N. Fisher